A poll released today indicates that 47% of respondents would like to strengthen Welsh language legislation, 29% would not & 25% don't know.
Now Welsh language legislation is already strong compared to Irish language legislation. For example it would be illegal to put up a road sign just in English, everyone has the right to be tried in a court of law in the language of his choice, the whole of the public sector is obliged to demonstrate a commitment to the 'equality of treatement principle'.
The legislation that is being discussed at the moment would, among other thing, force large chunks of the private sector in Wales to provide bilingual services.
Why are public attitudes so different?
Or is it just my imagination?